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The Second Digital Transformation (A New Report by Ithaka S+R) – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 1/31/24

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The Second Digital Transformation (A New Report by Ithaka S+R)

“Today, the scholarly publishing sector is undergoing its second digital transformation. The first digital transformation saw a massive shift from paper to digital, but otherwise publishing retained many of the structures, workflows, incentives, and outputs that characterized the print era. A variety of shared infrastructure was developed to serve the needs of this first digital transformation. In this current second digital transformation, many of the structures, workflows, incentives, and outputs that characterized the print era are being revamped in favor of new approaches that bring tremendous opportunities,opportunities, and also non-trivial risks, to scholarly communication. In a new report published today, Ithaka S+R reviews this strategic landscape as part of a broader analysis of the shared infrastructure that supports scholarly communication. Here, we provide an abbreviated summary of seven key strategic pillars of this second digital transformation. …”


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CONFERENCES, MEETINGS & WEBINARS

Thousands of library professionals gather for education and inspiration at American Library Association’s LibLearnX conference in Baltimore

Citing a press release, Library Technology Guides reports that “Thousands of library professionals gathered Jan. 19 to 22 in Baltimore for the American Library Association’s second annual LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (LLX). As libraries and librarians continue to face waves of censorship and an intense political climate, the conference provided an opportunity for library professionals to come together for collaborative and engaging education, networking, support and celebrations.

The 2,006 LLX participants, including 112 digital experience attendees, were inspired and motivated by the hands-on educational opportunities, gaining knowledge and skills that will empower them in their work to ensure libraries remain strong and vital parts of their communities. Education sessions and featured speakers addressed the future of libraries, the role of library workers and essential timely topics such as Artificial Intelligence, intellectual freedom and sustainability. …”

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